Additive Manufacturing Research Group

AMRG Group

Equipment - Ultimaker 2 Printer for 3D Printing


The Ultimaker 2 is a small, readily available 3D Printer. The AMRG group is home to more than 20 printers which are used for student teaching as well as student projects.

The Ultimaker 2 uses Cura software to slice 3D models into layers which are then printed layer-by-layer onto a build platform using PLA, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, Nylon, TPU 95A. It has an automatic nozzle height setting. The part needs to be manually removed from the build platform.   

Selected Parameters

Part Size

223 x 223 x 205 mm

Layer Resolution

0.25 mm nozzle: 150 to 60 μm
0.4 mm nozzle: 200 to 20 μm
0.6 mm nozzle: 400 to 20 μm
0.8 mm nozzle: 600 to 20 μm

Build Rate

0.25 mm nozzle: up to 8 mm³/s
0.4 mm nozzle: up to 16 mm³/s
0.6 mm nozzle: up to 23 mm³/s
0.8 mm nozzle: up to 24 mm³/s


PLA, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, Nylon, TPU 95A, and PP